A man who was fired after he was allegedly caught drinking at work has been accused of stabbing his former boss and then trying to run him over with his truck.
Irelio Reyes-Osorio, 52, of Miami Lakes, Florida was arrested on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.
According to the police report, Osorio was angry at his former boss for firing him and was demanding to be paid for days he worked before he was fired. Police said Osorio sent his former employer numerous text messages threatening to use a gun, machete, or knife on him if he didn’t get paid.
Via Local 10:
Police said the man agreed to meet with Osorio at a cafeteria on West 20th Avenue in Hialeah. When both men arrived, Osorio lunged at the man with a knife and began to chase him through the parking lot, cutting him on the chest and left arm, the report said.
The victim threw a rock at Osorio, knocking the knife out of his hand, the report said. Both men got back into their vehicles, but Osorio continued to attack his former employer, the report said.
Surveillance video obtained Friday by Local 10 News shows Osorio’s pickup truck slamming into the man’s work van. Osorio then drives away, dragging a chain-link fence behind his truck.
Reyes-Osorio was fired from his job at an air-conditioning factory by Reynaldo Mendez after allegedly turning up at work drunk. Mendez was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which were non-life threatening.
According to police, Osorio openly admitted to stabbing his boss and intentionally trying to run him over. He is currently being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Florida.